The Melting Point
295 E Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
- 18+ Show -
Matt Schofield is a living legend. One of the greatest Blues players in history, delivered right to your doorstep in our fair city of Athens, GA! He not only plays guitar, but produces, sings, and writes songs. His passion for the creative has established him in high ranking among British and world music. He has played on stage with legendary musicians, toured the world, and was rated in the top 10 of British Blues guitarists OF ALL TIME. You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of legendary musicianship. Supporting them will be the high-energy act Blonde Blues!
Matt Joiner is one of the most admired up-and-coming guitarists in and around Athens, Georgia. Born June 18th, 1982 in Athens - a place known as much for its historic, rich, and electric music scene as it is for its largest resident: The University of Georgia, Matt began taking an interest in the guitar at an early age. It wasn’t, however, until he first saw a VH1 Legends special on Stevie Ray Vaughan at age 14 that his passion really caught fire. A self-taught guitarist, Matt has been exposed to a number of other great influences including guitar greats Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck among others. These legends of guitar have influenced and shaped the sound that Matt calls his own.
Over the last 12 years, Matt has showcased his talents in many ways, including contributing to the Christian group Souls Forgiven and the classic rock cover band Assfault and has been invited onstage by Kevn Kinney to join Drivin’n’Cryin during their encore set at the 40 Watt Club in Athens. Matt is also an active contributing writer for The Rattlers(www.therattlersband.com), and they have performed with a variety of bands, ranging from local favorites to nationally known artists. He has subbed in for guitarists in other local bands and can play a wide range of music, but he enjoys playing the blues the most and dreams of playing on the road. His guitar playing can also be heard in radio commercials for an assortment of businesses and industries. In 2010, Matt reached out to Clay Hinson (Bass) and Woody Hughes(Drums) and started working on his solo career. Music of choice for the group was straight forward Blues/Rock. Playing their first show in June of 2010 at Mikes Down Under in Jefferson, Ga to a packed house.
While recent shows have taken Matt to such locations as Nashville, Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Macon, Warner Robins, Birmingham and Charleston, Matt still feels privileged to call Athens his home. If you are interested in contacting Matt for professional bookings, please click on the Contact tab at the top of this page.
Matt Joiner- Guitar/Vocals
Clay Hinson- Bass
Mark Turiano- Drums more >>> The "Blonde" is Cindy Adams, a gospel, rock & blues singer, who is as powerful as Grace Slick, yet has the passion & emotion of Susan Tedeschi! The "Blues" is one of the best, high energy "blues bands" in the southeast! more >>> British guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Matt Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. In his relatively short solo career Schofield’s prowess as a blues guitarist has taken his band to twelve countries; seen him playing with iconic guitarists like Buddy Guy and Robben Ford; and brought him high praise in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings as one of only two living British artists in recording history to gain a maximum four-star rating. more >>> General Admission $12/$15 day of show